General diary entries


After my recent annual leave, I made a conscious decision to get back on track with my diet and exercise. I went back to work 2 days ago and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to kick start it all again as there would be little distraction at work between 7am and 8pm to put me off!

So for the last two days, I didn’t have any milky coffee, crisps, meat or alcohol! I had fruit and yogurt for breakfast, a pile of fruit at work and a simple mushroom stir fry when I got home each evening. I tried to drink up to 2 litres of water.

You know what…. I managed it and I didn’t really miss anything!

This morning is my first day off and is going to be a bit more of a challenge.
I simply had toast and marmite for breakfast this morning and I resisted the urge for a milky coffee until lunch time, but this time I used skimmed milk!
I found that I could live with that as an alternative to semi-skimmed. But I won’t be making a habit of it.

Tonight I am planning a Sea Bass and Cauliflower Rice dish.
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It’s simple.
Take a large frozen Sea Bass fillet, cover it with olive oil and season it with salt and cracked black pepper and bake for 20-30 minutes. Then simply microwave a bag of cauliflower rice to plonk the fish onto. It’s lovely and really filling and is only about 350-400 calories depending on size of fish and amount of oil used.

So far today I have only managed one bottle of water.
I have been shopping for more fruit and veg and resisted the urge to buy wine and crisps, but I did get a couple of bottles of sugar free coke as an occasional alternative to just water.

Time to start thinking about a little exercise and maybe go for a walk too…. although the weather is a bit shitty so I may just have to get the treadmill out and stick a movie on and go for an indoor walk!

I’m actually quite chuffed with myself.
Now I just need to keep it going.

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